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Iran News in Brief – June 23, 2021

Iran’s oil workers protest
Iran’s oil workers protest

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UPDATE: 10:00 PM CEST

People in Qom Clash with Security Forces

Today, clashes erupted when security forces attacked locals who were protesting the destruction of private property by municipality agents and the police.


The Oil Sector Strike Spreads Across Iran

Contract workers of Iran’s oil and petrochemical sector went on strike in several cities in Iran on Saturday, only a day after the regime’s sham presidential election. This strike soon spread across Iran, and oil workers joined their colleagues.


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Mismanagement Takes the Lives of 315,900

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 315,900. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 74,066, Isfahan 21,265, Khuzestan 19,941, Khorasan Razavi 19,210, Fars 10,577, Gilan 10,521, Sistan and Baluchestan 7,441, Fars 7,426, Kerman 7,138, Hamedan 6,853, Kurdistan 5,392, Hormozgan 4,465, Bushehr 3,354, Ilam 3,306, South Khorasan 2,906, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,600.

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Iran: Nationwide Strike by Contract Workers at Oil Refineries, Petrochemicals, and Power Plants

Workers in the oil and petrochemical industries have gone on strike since June 19, 2021, and more workers and employees have joined them after their demands for a wage increase and reduction of working days to 20 days a month were left unanswered.

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Iran: Oil Sector Workers Go on Strike in Several Cities

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Workers of Iran’s oil sector have started a protest movement that continues to spread to more regions across the country. On Tuesday, the workers of Asaluyeh’s Sadaf Petrochemical Company, Tehran’s Jahan Pars and Overhaul, South Pars Phase 14, and Tehran Refinery were on strike. These workers are demanding a raise in their wages, reduction of work hours, and payment of pending paychecks. The workers left their working facilities in protest to the government not responding to their demands and went home.

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Most Of Iran’s Families Live in Absolute Poverty

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According to downplayed and official government statistics, 30 to 50 percent of Iran’s population are living below the poverty line. However, the actual statistics are sometimes revealed in media headlines and remarks of government officials. In 2017, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Speaker of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) said in a presidential debate that only four percent of the population was prosperous and 96 percent were poor.

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Mass Murderer Ebrahim Raisi Defends His Role in 1988 Massacre

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In his first post-election press conference, mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi, implicitly said that he should be applauded for killing thousands of Iranians. When questioned on his role in Iran’s 1988 massacre, mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi brazenly claimed, “From the beginning of my position as a jurist, I have always defended the people’s human rights. Human rights have always been the focal point of all my responsibilities.”

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AI Calls on Iran To Stop Execution of Man Arrested and Tortured at 17

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Amnesty International issued an urgent appeal on Monday to save the life of a young Iranian man who is facing imminent execution for a crime he allegedly committed when he was 17 years old.

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Iran News in Brief, June 23, 2021

Iran news in brief, June 23, 2021


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